Earnings for Finance Analysts in the United States come in at around $58K per year on average. In the world of Finance Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $40K and $81K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $15K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men working as Finance Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,307 - $79,494
(Median)
$40K
$58K
$79K
MEDIAN: $57,646
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50%
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$13.37 - $34.25
(Median)
$13
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,307 - $79,494  
   
Bonus
$503 - $9,834  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $14,758  
Total Pay (?
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$39,978 - $80,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 539
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.37 - $34.25  
   
Overtime
$20.27 - $48.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$503 - $9,834  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $14,758  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,978 - $80,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Job Description for Finance Analyst

  • Create reports, presentations and other communicative devices to convey data and recommendations.
  • Oversee audits and make recommendations based on findings.
  • Identify metrics, analyze data, create models and forecasts and update existing analyses.
  • Reconcile data, research root causes for discrepancies and assist in updating processes.

Common Career Paths for Finance Analyst


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Finance Analysts may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Finance Manager. The latter position pays an average of $122K annually. Career advancement for the typical Finance Analyst often leads to becoming a Finance Manager or a Senior Financial Analyst; median salaries in these positions are $26K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Finance Analyst


Known for taking on a considerable number of Finance Analysts, The Boeing Company, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), PepsiCo Inc, Lockheed Martin Corp, and Intel Corporation are leading firms in the industry. Finance Analysts seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at The Boeing Company, where the median salary comes to $74K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($55K) and those starting out ($96K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Popular Skills for Finance Analyst


Survey results suggest that Finance Analysts use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Forecasting, Financial Modeling, Budgeting, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 17 percent. SQL and Microsoft Access as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. It is often found that people who know Financial Analysis are also skilled in Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Finance Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $56K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $66K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $63K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,805

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Finance Analysts in Portland enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Finance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+21 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), New York (+5 percent), and Dallas (+2 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Houston and Washington earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Finance Analyst Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Finance Analyst Salaries

Forecasting
up arrow 17%



Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Financial Reporting
0%

National Average
$59,000

Accounting
up arrow 1%


SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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